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Message from the council leader

As Wandsworth prepares to join the rest of London in Level 2 High Alert,  Cllr Ravi Govindia talks about the importance of following national guidelines to keep everyone safe and prevent tougher restrictions being imposed. 

27 Nov 20

Get tested in Wandsworth this week

People who think they may have contracted Coronavirus can get tested in Wandsworth on  December 3, 7 and 9.

02 Dec 20

Council grants benefit communities 

Council grants have been given to a wide range of voluntary organisations and charities working to strengthen communities and help local people.

02 Dec 20

Families can help choose Battersea Park’s new look toddler and junior playground

Young children and toddlers could soon have an exciting new playground to enjoy in Battersea Park under council plans to improve its existing play space.

01 Dec 20

Consultation begins on plan to reduce cut-through traffic in East Putney residential area

The council has launched a consultation on plans for a pilot traffic scheme designed to reduce traffic volumes in an East Putney neighbourhood.

02 Dec 20

Leader welcomes top award for BAC

The Leader of Wandsworth Council has welcomed the news that the borough’s ‘cultural gem’, Battersea Arts Centre, has been chosen as the Overall Winner of the 2020 New London Awards.

01 Dec 20

Public asked for their views on keeping lower speed limits on some of the borough’s busiest roads

A public consultation will get underway early next week to ask local people if they’d like to keep lower speed limits on some of the borough’s busiest roads.

27 Nov 20

Sign up for Wandsworth Housing repairs online

Council tenants can book non urgent repairs online 24 hours a day using their own Wandsworth Housing Online account.

26 Nov 20

Redundancy risk? Work Match offers free support

Valuable careers support for local people facing redundancy is now on offer from Wandsworth Council's Work Match service.

26 Nov 20

Decision to stage 2021 boat race in Cambridge because of Hammersmith Bridge risk branded ‘kick in the teeth for Putney businesses’

Councillors say they are disappointed and frustrated at the decision to stage next year’s university boat race on the River Ely in Cambridge instead of its traditional route along the Thames because of ongoing safety concerns about the state of Hammersmith Bridge.

27 Nov 20

Jobs boost as Nine Elms attracts new international hotel

Wandsworth Council has welcomed the announcement of a new hotel in Nine Elms which will bring further construction and hospitality jobs to the area.

27 Nov 20

World AIDS Day 2020

It’s World AIDS Day on December 1, and the Mayor of Wandsworth has urged Wandsworth residents to get a quick and simple test to check their HIV status.

26 Nov 20

Rapid turnaround testing coming to Wandsworth for vulnerable residents

Wandsworth is one of the first local authorities chosen for the launch of new locally-led, rapid turnaround Coronavirus testing. 

11 Nov 20

Council teams up with local theatre to offer live-streamed panto 

Wandsworth Council is working with Battersea’s Theatre503 to offer a live-streaming of their pantomime The Fairytale Revolution.  

19 Nov 20

Local Covid-19 case tracing service to launch

The council is launching a new Wandsworth-based case tracing system this week for people who test positive for Covid-19.

02 Nov 20

Drilling scheme underway to prevent football pitches becoming waterlogged

Work is underway to improve drainage at some of the football pitches on Wandsworth Common in a bid to prevent games being called off due to waterlogging.

24 Nov 20

Businesses invited to trade at Virtual Christmas market

Small businesses in Wandsworth are being invited to sell their wares at a virtual Christmas market on 4th-5th December.

19 Nov 20

Free school meals plan to cover Christmas holiday and spring half term

The families of children eligible for free school meals are set to receive supermarket food vouchers to cover both the Christmas holiday and the February half term break it has been revealed.

26 Nov 20

Hundreds of residents get involved in climate summit

Wandsworth Council saw more than 650 attendees to its first annual Climate Summit.

20 Nov 20

Construction work well underway at Chestnut Grove Academy’s new sixth form block

Construction work is gathering pace to provide a new 21st Century sixth-form teaching block at Balham’s Chestnut Grove Academy.

27 Nov 20

Graveney School in top ten nationwide for closing disadvantage gap

A ground-breaking piece of research carried out by a national teachers’ support group has number crunched last summer’s GCSE exam results and found that Graveney School in Tooting is in the nation’s top ten for closing the disadvantage gap among its pupils.

23 Nov 20

Multi-million pound revamp of Wandsworth Bridge continuing apace

The first phase of the multi-million-pound refurbishment of Wandsworth Bridge will conclude tomorrow (Friday).

12 Nov 20

Wandsworth boasts third highest number of inner London’s ‘School Streets’

New research by two leading environmental lobby and pressure groups shows that Wandsworth has the third highest number of School Street projects in inner London.

19 Nov 20

Council invests £13m in new Nine Elms NHS health centre

A brand new health centre for Nine Elms has been given the green light thanks to a funding agreement between Wandsworth Council and NHS Property Services.

02 Nov 20

Final proposals published for borough’s newly redrawn ward boundaries

The borough’s network of local electoral wards is set to be redrawn following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission.

03 Nov 20

Cash grant scheme opens for Wandsworth businesses hit by new lockdown

Wandsworth businesses forced to close during the latest coronavirus lockdown can now apply to the council for a support grant.

13 Nov 20

Wandsworth Council launches Smart Growth recovery plan

Wandsworth Council is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic by launching an ambitious recovery plan designed to ensure that the borough gives the best possible opportunities and advantages to its residents and businesses.

24 Jun 20

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